With the start of July just behind us in our rearview, it’s officially prime beach season. While some of you are well into your bronzing, us here in the Boston area are just starting to see the sun make its debut. What better way to will it to stay than to break out our cutest suits?
When you think of swimsuit season, you may picture flawless (or at least flawlessly photoshopped) Victoria’s Secret models scantily clad, posing seductively in the sand for the pages of their newest spread. But before you rush out to grab that itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini, consider investing in something a bit more unique.
We’ve been seeing the high-waisted bikini trend on runways for some time now, but the look is finally trickling down to more accessible venues. Some people may scoff at the idea of bringing back a style that was all the rage in our grandmothers’ days, but I think it’s quite refreshing to see girls leaving a little to the imagination. Just because it’s suddenly hot out doesn’t mean you have to bare it all at once, ladies.
The high-waisted swimsuit is retro and cute, but it can also be sexy. After all, sometimes less is more! Any girl can channel her inner pin-up with this style. Don’t forget about iconic vixen Ms. Monroe – she was the most desired woman in her day, and she never took to the water without her high-waisted bikini. Tons of celebs today are donning the trend as well. Taylor Swift has made the revised two-piece a staple in her summer wardrobe. Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Lauren Conrad, Ashley Greene, Annalynne McCord, Serena Williams, Shenae Grimes, Ciara, Kat Graham, and even Rihanna are just some of the big-name babes embracing the trend.
Afraid you can’t rock it? Think again. Whether you’re a skinny mini or a curvaceous cutie, the high-waisted bikini will flatter your figure. The rise of the bottoms will accentuate your natural waist and give you the coveted hourglass figure. Still not convinced? Start small with a slightly high-rise bottom. I personally love this happy medium because I’m able to cover my insecurities while still maintaining maximum tan coverage.
No matter what style you choose to go with, make sure comfort is your priority. Take it from a twenty-something who annually fears swimsuit season: you don’t want to be stuck on the shore tugging at your suit while everyone else is splashing around in the water. Summer is supposed to be about sun and fun. Let those models worry about sucking it in.
The MKL Collective Marilyn Vintage Bikini in Blue